by Jarvis Addison on September 28, 2012
Since the debut of the iOS 6, which included a new Maps app, there has been a loud chorus from the vocal minority known as the tech media. Apparently, some users were unhappy that they no longer had a maps app from Google and contended that Apple’s mapping solution was subpar. That’s debatable but I’m not addressing that here.
What I would like to point out is that the Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Inc., penned an open letter in regards to the mapgate situation. He wrote what seemed like an honest apology about the entire situation.
All I want to know is if there is a new opening at Apple to head the mapping division because I’m sure Cook does not want to keep writing apologies.
By the way, Google Maps is far from perfect and has gotten me lost on more than one occasion (and I’m sure for many others including the mapgate chorus). But, I have never read a single word by anyone in the tech press complaining about the imperfections of Google Maps.
No matter how large Apple gets, they will always be treated like the red-headed stepchild of the tech industry.
by Jarvis Addison on September 24, 2012
According to Apple, they sold over five million iPhone 5 devices this weekend. That’s pretty amazing.